Pierre Cassou-Noguès is a full professor in the philosophy department at University Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint Denis. His work concerns the history of philosophy in France, and the role of fiction in philosophy.
Minsoo Kang is an associate professor of history at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He is the author of Sublime Dreams of Living Machines: The Automaton in the European Imagination (Harvard UP, 2011), the coeditor of Visions of the Industrial Age 1830-1914: Modernity and the Anxiety of Representation (Routledge, 2008), and the translator of the Penguin Classics edition of the Korean novel The Story of Hong Gildong (2016). His book Invincible and Righteous Outlaw: The Korean Hero Hong Gildong in Literature, History, and Culture is forthcoming in December 2018 from University of Hawaii Press.
Alban Leveau-Vallier is a PhD candidate at the University Paris 8 where he researches the project of artificial intelligence and its relation to the history of philosophy. He teaches at Sciences Po: Paris.
Sydney Levy is the co-founder of SubStance and has edited it for a number of years. He has published on Max Jacob, Francis Ponge, Edmond Jabès, Lorand Gaspar, OULIPO, Balzac, Perec, and Poe.
Denis Mellier is a professor at the University of Poitiers where he teaches comparative and general literature and film studies. He also teaches aesthetics in the Master Bandes dessinées at the EESI (Ecole Européenne Supérieure de l'Image) of Angoulême. He has published several books on the theory of the fantastic and on movie-thrillers, including L'Ecriture de l'excès. Poétique de la terreur et fiction fantastique (Honoré Champion, 1999). He was the editor of the French academic journal, Otrante arts et literature fantastiques (Kimé), for nearly twenty years. He is completing an essay on fantastic cinema and editing an issue of Recherche sémiotique/Semiotic Inquiry on reflexivity in comics and graphic novels.
Mark Steven is the author of Red Modernism (Johns Hopkins) and Splatter Capital (Repeater), as well as numerous essays published in journals including Modernism/modernity, Screen, Postmodern Culture, and Textual Practice. He is a Lecturer in 20th- and 21st-Century Literature at the University of Exeter, and is currently writing a book on the literary history of class war. [End Page 178]
Mathieu Triclot is an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard. His work, in philosophy of technology, focuses on the history of computer science, cybernetics and video games. His research builds on the tradition of French-speaking philosophy of technology, which studies how "technical milieux" modify the conditions of human activity. Working in a University of Technology, he promotes a field-oriented philosophy, capable of supporting technological design projects. He is the author of the books Le Moment cybernétique and Philosophie des jeux vidéo.
Adelheid Voskuhl teaches the history of technology at the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining the faculty at Penn, she was faculty at Harvard University. She is the author of Androids in the Enlightenment: Mechanics, Artisans, and Cultures of the Self, which received the Barzun Prize for cultural history in 2014. She received her PhD in Science and Technology Studies from Cornell University in 2007 and, before that, a graduate degree in Physics from Oldenburg University (Germany). Her current book project is concerned with engineers' constitution as a modern profession around 1900 and their interest, at the same time, in philosophy of technology. [End Page 179]